Lighthouse 824

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Lighthouse 824
Manufacturer Shanghai Pen Nibs Factory
Nib No. 824
Descr. Reservoir
Tip Stub
Markings Exterior
Mark 1 lateral R 824
Mark 2 灯塔 (Lighthouse)
Lighthouse 824 - top view, with ruler

Chappy listed this reservoir stub nib, in his book, as simply "Chinese." The 灯塔 marking identifies this as a Lighthouse brand nib. A box of Lighthouse 824 nibs shown on the Pianyini Lighthouse nibs page identifies this as a 灯塔储水笔尖 DENGTA Chushui Bijian (Lighthouse Reservoir Nib). A paper insert inside the box lists the manufacturer as 上海笔尖厂 (Shanghai Pen Nibs Factory).

Contributors on the Fountain Pen Network Forum (here, here and here) identify this nib as the Shanghai Lighthouse 824 reservoir nib (similar to the Lighthouse 426). Before the 1990s, Lighthouse brand nibs were produced by 上海笔尖厂 (Shanghai Pen Nibs Factory), and nibs of that era are of good quality ... Some time after 1993, the company was transformed into 上海不锈钢材料厂(Shanghai Stainless Steel Material Factory), and those nibs are of lesser quality.

Versions

There are no additional versions of the Lighthouse #824 Reservoir Pen in the Chappy's Nibs collection, as pictured below (gray-finish).

Photos

Click any image for a full-resolution photo: 1925 x 560. The image with the ruler is 2300 x 1196.

Lighthouse 824 - top view
Lighthouse 824 - interior view
Lighthouse 824 - side view, upper
Lighthouse 824 - side view, lower

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